Date: 9/5/17 9:42 am From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Masked/Nazca Juvenile crescent bay 4 SEP
After getting some feedback about our field notes yesterday (Thank you Jim Pike and Curtis Marantz) I think it's best we revert to booby sp. on this sighting. We just didn't get a good enough look at key field marks to rule out a juvenile Blue-footed as well. Lighting was poor and the bird wasn't terribly close (It was probably more than 200 yards).
So... we did see a booby, and it was either Blue-footed, Masked or Nazca. It's probably sitting on the oil rigs...
Guess that's birding though...
Jeff Bray Irvine, CA
On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:
> Steve Sosensky, Bruce Aird and I had a Juvenile Masked/Nazca Booby fly by > Crescent Bay Point Park around 7:25am. Bird was heading north about 200 > yards off the point. We were able to make out a white collar, pale bill, > white tail and developing white on the mantle. Sadly we got no photos. Keep > an eye out up north if you're on the coast. > > Jeff Bray > Irvine, CA >